Find your #FirstTweet with new tool in honour of Twitter's birthday
In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany, Twitter unsealed the documents Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion. (AP / Soeren Stache)
Published Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:21PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, March 20, 2014 2:29PM EDT
Wondering what your first-ever tweet was? For its eighth birthday tomorrow, Twitter launched a tool that helps users travel back in time and find their very first tweets.
The social networking service allows users to type in their username using the #FirstTweet tool, which instantly pulls up the content.
“In 2006, people began to say a little something on Twitter through 140-character bursts of plain text,” Twitter wrote in a blog post. “Eight years later, our users have transformed Twitter into a place where you can discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely.”
Here’s a look at a few notable Twitterers’ first tweets.
Check out my single "ONE TIME" on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 12, 2009
Just got into Berlin... feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside... and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!— Katy Perry (@katyperry) February 21, 2009
Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq. Learn more at http://www.barackobama.com— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 29, 2007
Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) February 24, 2010
HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY .— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 17, 2009
Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and I ask you to continue to pray for me. Pope Francis.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 17, 2013